Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nature Notes - Ice Dams


Visit Michelle at the interesting Nature Notes Thursday to learn something interesting.

Let's get this out of the way:
Who's coming over for a deck party? Bring yer flip flops!

Everyone has ice now. I think it is a good sign in a very strange way. This morning when I left for work it was -2 degrees. Today the high was +16 degrees, but the sun is higher in the sky. Even with the extremely cold temps, the little patch of snow that lives under my car on the driveway got smaller while I was work. These icicles (below) are extremely pointy and sharp, like me when I'm really angry, but they don't look it.

There was another one near the front door that was much larger. I grabbed the snow shovel that now lives inside the front door with the shoes (seriously, we've had that much snow. The little plastic shovel is a real decorating rage around here: it isn't a big, proper, manly, grimy shovel) and I gave that thing a big whack. It came crashing down and shattered into pieces on the concrete. I figured the homeowner's insurance wouldn't want a claim for a brain stab wound on the UPS guy when he delivers a package to the porch.

This is the other side of the deck with the green chair. The house faces west and you can see the roof itself. There are still a lot of houses in the neighborhood that can't get the snow on the roof to melt.
That's it for this week. I just wanted sympathy to brag.

11 comments:

Rose said...

You have every reason to brag.....

Rambling Woods said...

LOL..a brain stab wound..too funny. I also love how the shovel lives with your shoes. Mine is out in the garage with my husband's work out sneakers and his gym bag. Yes it does smell that bad..Here is to another storm coming...sigh... Michelle

Carver said...

The icicles are beautiful. Your posts are always so much fun to read.

Johnny Nutcase said...

your post made me laugh :) that's a TON of snow, man! those icicles are more like weapons. they're huge. but pretty!

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marina said...

wow! those icicles are gi-normeous!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and neat shots of the icicles.

Leora said...

We thought spring was coming - but I had to pick up my kids early from school today, and there is a claim another 9 inches in New Jersey are coming on down tonight. Who knows.

I love your humor. I'll bring some lemonade to your deck party.

A piece of news said...

We're warming up to the low 30s on Sunday. We can hardly contain our joy around here. Bring the best lemonade you can make!

Stine in Ontario said...

Your porch and icicles look so familiar. And snow shovels are de rigueur in my neighbourhood this time of year.

I'd be right over but I can't find my flip flops!

A piece of news said...

Stine, mine are somewhere at the bottom of my closet, I'm sure. Maybe the shovel will help
[rummage]